Gift & Specialty Items

Christkindlmarket Des Moines 2023 Gift and Specialty Item Vendors

An der Weihnachtsecke, Des Moines, IA

Shop the Christkindlmarket Des Moines store for your favorite European treasures.

Offering: Steinbach nutcrackers, INGE and Glaszauber Lauscha ornaments, beer steins and glassware, Herrnhuter Moravian stars, commemorative Glühwein mugs and Christkindlmarket Des Moines merchandise

Price Range: $5 – $350

Indianola Glass Creations, Indianola, IA

Come enjoy the wonderful world of glass. You will find a variety of stained and fused glass for your home and garden. Also an assortment of glass Christmas ornaments and tree toppers you will cherish for years

Offering: Fused & Stained glass ornaments, fused glass home decor (spoon rests, card holders, nightlights, sun catchers, napkin holders, wall art, bowls and platters), Fused and stained glass jewelry & accessories (necklaces, bracelets, earrings, hair barrettes), Wire wrapped glass jewelry. Fused glass Pop-sockets, Stained glass art pieces, and recycled glass home decor (wine bottle clocks, lamps and wind chimes). Stained and fused glass jewelry. Stained & fused glass home decor items. Stained and fused glass Christmas ornaments and home decor items Stained and fused glass yard decorations. Stained & fused glass Sun Catchers. Stained, fused & hand painted glass lanterns and wine bottles. Fused and stained glass art pieces

Price Range: $12 – $250


Dakota Tinworks, Estelline, SD

Dakota Tinworks is a family-owned business dedicated to making and selling traditional tinware, ornaments, and other Christmas-themed decorations in tin and copper, hand-made exclusively by tinsmith Karl-Josef Schmidt, using primarily antique, 19th century tinsmith’s tools and techniques.

Offering: Handmade tinware of all kinds: tin and copper Christmas ornaments, tin tree tinsel, colored tin icicles, tin tree toppers, tin cookie cutters, tin biscuit cutters, tin candle holders, tin cups, earrings using tinplate, and tin candle lanterns. New this year: Krampus, vintage Santa and vintage cats ornaments in hot-dipped tinplate and copper.

Price Range: $5 – $250

Nymph In The Woods, Boone, IA

Find wearable art to help you show off your style! Handmade from fused glass and wire wrapping, each piece is unique. The perfect gift to a loved one or yourself!

Offering: Wearable art made from fused glass and wire wrapping – necklaces, earrings, rings. bracelets and headpieces

Price Range: $14 – 400+

Pickle Creek Herbs, Fairfield, IA

At Pickle Creek, we use the herbs we grow on our sustainable Iowa farm to handcraft artisanal olive oils and vinegars, soaps, salves, and balms using our own original recipes.

Offering: Herb-infused olive oils and vinegars (including the Apple Strudel White Balsamic we created especially for this event and the Prairie Fire olive oil that earned the 2019 1st Place Scovie Award for a Chile Oil), soaps, salves, salts, and balms that we handcraft ourselves using original recipes and the herbs and other produce we grow in our garden.

Price Range: $3.50 – $27

DamonLayne Woodworking, Earlham, IA

DamonLayne Woodworking provides beautiful, handmade woodworking for your home or kitchen. Each item is eye-catching and will be a unique focal point in your home.

Offering: Woodworking: including cutting boards, Springerle molds, charcuterie boards, cribbage boards, lazy susans

Price Range: $25 – $225


Good Moon Pottery, Windsor Heights, IA (Scandinavian)

Unique and custom pottery to make your everyday rituals special.

Offering: Handmade functional ceramic pottery and gifts

Price Range: $20 – $200

L&L European Delight, Chariton, IA

Ukrainian/European style gifts.

Offering: Ukrainian/European style gifts.

Price Range: $4 – $20

Schanz Furniture, South Amana, IA

Schanz Furniture is a family owned business that has been making hand-made furniture and gift items for over 50 years. We are located in South Amana, Iowa.

Offering: Hand-made spalted maple Christmas trees, multi-wood Christmas trees, Musical Marble Trees (children’s toy), wooden recipe boxes, hand-made cheese slicers & charcuterie boards, double wine glass & bottle holders.

Price Range: $20 -$250

Pre-Sale: 319-622-3529 [email protected]

Danish Windmill, Elk Horn, IA

Step back in Step back in time to our Old World Christmas market booth to experience an old fashion Danish Christmas. Featuring keepsakes for a lifetime. No Passport needed!

Offering: Scandinavian, Nordic, and made in Denmark Christmas items such as gnomes, elves, nisse, straw ornaments, cookware, glassware, stemware, books, sweaters, socks, shoes and prepackages foods and glogg.

Price Range: $1 – $350

Pre-Sale:, 712-764-7472, [email protected]

Chicago Teahouse, Chicago, IL

Visit your favorite booth for delightful collection of holiday teas. Our loose-leaf tea gifts are ready for you to take it home from Christmas tea to Winte pine, all the holiday spirit in the warm cup.

Offering: Loose leaf tea and tea ware

Price Range: $12 – $130


Quilted Gardens Nursery, Indianola, IA

Specializing in fresh made wreaths and greens bundles, seasonal decor, Iowa made leather bells and straps, glass bird and Fair trade gourd ornaments

Offering: Fresh made wreaths and Bundles of greens, Glass Christmas Ornaments, Iowa-made leather sleigh and Door Bells, Fair trade gourd ornaments and boxes, Straw ornaments, Ice Globe kits, Table top Christmas trees, Seasonal linen towels and totes

Price Range: $10 – 75


DSM Foundry, Des Moines, IA

Traditional German schwibbogen, lichterbogen, and ornament designs built with modern technology. Something to suit everyone’s style!

Offering: wood/fabric/acrylic/3D printed ornaments, Schwibbogen, German candle pyramids, local Iowa maps

Price Range: $1 – $150

Wild Cherry Spoon Co., Rock Island, IL

Wild Cherry Spoon Co. handcarves a variety of kitchen, home, and lifestyle goods from pre-fallen urban lumber.

Offering: Wooden spoons & utensils, cutting boards/platters/charcuterie boards, single blade safety razors, ice cream scoops, pizza cutters, coffee scoops, shot cups, wood bowls, wood tumblers.

Price Range: $3 – $150

Beautiful Life Atelier, Atkins, IA

Welcome to your Beautiful Life! I specialize in luxurious and unique fine home fragrances. I love to use these scents to spark a memory or create a feeling. I use all natural coconut-soy wax in my candles and all of the finest ingredients in the rest of my products.

Offering: Candles and other seasonal luxury home fragrance items.

Price Range: $5 – $30

The Permanent Collection Letterpress + Design Studio, Des Moines, IA

A small letterpress and design shop located in Des Moines, Iowa. Everything is designed and vintage printed by Sarah McCoy.

Offering: Letterpress Cards, holiday stationery, art prints, tote bags with my printed original art, sweatshirts with original art

Price Range: $5 – $65

Pam Hyde Pottery, Des Moines, IA

Whimsical, practical, affordable pottery for everyday use. Ornaments, tree luminaries, mugs, bowls, yarn bowls, vases, spoon rests, and more. Dishwasher, microwave and oven safe. Handmade locally in my studio in DSM.

Offering: Tree luminaries, ornaments, mugs and bowls in many sizes, appetizer plates, bud vases, large vases, spoon rests, planters in many shapes and sizes, yarn bowls, candles inside of thrown cups, so the cup can be used after the candle is finished, salt keepers.

Price Range: $8 – $75

Rusty Stars Alpacas, Winterset, IA

An Iowa alpaca farm providing education and interaction. Our products are made with the fiber sheared from alpacas. Alpaca is lighter, warmer and softer than wool.

Offering: Yarn, socks, hats, scarves, gloves, mittens, headbands, alpaca dolls, teddy bears all made from alpaca fiber.

Price Range: $15 – $60

Three Rivers Farm, Lonsdale, MN

We sell 13 infused flavors of pure maple syrup. We also sell pure maple sugar and pure maple cream.

Offering: Maple syrup, maple sugar, and maple cream

Price Range: $8 – $34

Peverill’s Apiary, Ankeny, IA

Local Family run apiary specializing local urban honeys and beeswax products.

Offering: Beeswax Candles, Gift baskets, Creamed Honey, Honey, Lip Balms, Lotion Bars

Price Range: $0.25 – $50

Meet The Team

Beth Grabau

Kelsey Chaves White

Samantha Ahn

Kaitlyn Wheelock

Claire Yocom

Sable Joseph

Kayla Garvin

Marissa Johnson

Tammera Pierson

Margaret Townsend

Mackenzie Dierks

Abby Kessler

Tasha Jackson

Missy Mootz

Dave Cox

Suzanne Hull

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